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eSTEeM Projects

eSTEeM is providing a mechanism for professional development through practice-based scholarship within a mentored community. Much of our work is organised on a project basis with project management aimed at the delivery of new educational outcomes and scholarship outputs. 

eSTEeM supports a rolling portfolio of approx. 80 active scholarship projects under a number of themes which include:

  • Access, Participation and Success
  • Innovative assessment
  • Online/onscreen STEM practice
  • Supporting students
  • Technologies for STEM learning

To learn more about our projects, please click on the project titles or use the search feature below by entering keywords. To search by the name of a project leader, please use the 'Filter by Project Leader' tab on the right-hand side of this page.

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    Evaluating Statistics anxiety across different qualifications

  1. Rachel Hilliam
  2. This project addresses findings that were suggested from the evaluation of the project “How one module can serve multiple

    April 2022 to December 2024

    Evaluating STEM/FBL APP Virtual Internship Scheme

  3. Diane ButlerAndrew PotterCatherine ComfortKristen Reid
  4. This study at The Open University in the United Kingdom examined the effectiveness of specifying internship opportunities for underrepresented student groups in two faculties.

    April 2022 to December 2022

    Evaluating the use of an Inclusive Curriculum Tool in STEM modules

  5. Diane ButlerAndrew Potter
  6. The development and implementation of the Inclusive Curriculum Tool (ICT) is one of a suite of measures the University is using to address issues around the degree awarding gaps which have been identified as priority areas in our Access and Participation Strategy (APS).

    May 2022 to December 2022

    Is the cost of home experiments a potential barrier to learning? Experiences from two level one science modules

  7. Louise MacBrayneZoë Chapman
  8. Practical work in the form of home experiments has always formed an integral part of the science curriculum, in particular at level one. The move, however, from printed materials to online delivery has been accompanied by a change in the way students are supported in home experiments.

    November 2022 to December 2023

    Investigation of widening participation and success in postgraduate technology and computing

  9. Donald EdwardsMark Slaymaker
  10. This project seeks to understand our current performance against EDI, widening participation and success (WPS) targets on postgraduate qualifications run by the schools of C&C and E&I, collectively Postgraduate Technology and Computing (PTC).

    November 2022 to November 2023

    Academic conduct referrals and students from underrepresented groups

  11. Jill ShawRehana AwanJim Gillen Mark Slaymaker
  12. The project will investigate patterns in the demographics and referral data, and student perceptions for Level 1 students who are referred to the Academic Conduct (AC) Office within C&C. Several research projects (e.g.

    November 2022 to December 2024

    Sharing tutorial slides before online events: an evaluation of current practice and perceived benefits and barriers

  13. Jenny DuckworthJennie BellamyHarriet Kopinska
  14. Access to slides in advance of online tutorials is thought to benefit many students with disabilities, e.g., those with sight and hearing impairments, some specific learning disabilities including dyslexia, and some mental health conditions including anxiety.

    June 2023 to December 2024

    An evaluation of the use and impact of Network Mapping to support the transition to university of Engineering and Design & Innovation students from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK

  15. Andrea PatelChris Corcoran
  16. Overview: The project will evaluate the use of Support Network Mapping as a student-centred approach to support transition to university of Q65 (undergraduate Engineering) and Q61 (undergraduate Design and Innovation) students from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK.

    May 2023 to November 2024

    Improving accessibility, inclusion, and engagement in synchronous online learning events

  17. Jo Buxton
  18. The research intends to assess how a framework (MACE) can help tutors make online tutorials more accessible and inclusive.

    June 2023 to December 2024